Drivers Ignore Florida’s Insurance Laws
Florida law requires that all drivers carry minimum liability insurance; however, many drivers do not obey the law. When these drivers cause a motor vehicle accident, they create a financial burden for the accident victim in addition to the physical and emotional harm they cause. The accident victim is left to deal with the mounting medical bills, property damage, and other financial damages as he or she struggles to make ends meet while out of work due to the accident injuries.
When another driver causes an accident, that driver’s insurance should pay compensation to the accident victims to cover these losses. However, if the at-fault driver does not have insurance, is the accident victim left with nothing? An uninsured motorist attorney can help.
Collecting Compensation Under Your Uninsured Motorist Coverage
If you are hit by an uninsured driver, you may be eligible to receive compensation from your own insurance company under your uninsured motorist coverage. Your insurance company steps into the “shoes” of the other driver to pay for your losses, damages, and injuries as if it was the insurance company for the at-fault driver. However, do not assume that your insurance company will treat you fairly simply because you are its insured.
All insurance companies are in business to make a profit. Paying large accident claims is not part of the company’s plan to make money. Your insurance company will treat your uninsured motorist claim just like every other accident claim it processes. The adjusters and attorneys will fight your claim and search for ways to lower the amount of compensation it must pay to you to settle your claim.
Do not let this happen to you. Contact an uninsured motorist attorney before you talk to your insurance company. Never sign documents or provide statement regarding the accident until you have consulted with an experienced West Palm Beach uninsured motorist attorney.
Call An Uninsured Motorist Attorney Before You Settle Your Automobile Accident Claim With Your Insurance Company
Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath wants to help you receive the compensation you are entitled to receive under Florida’s personal injury laws. This includes fighting your own insurance company if it fails to treat your uninsured motorist claim fairly. You are entitled to receive the same compensation under your uninsured motorist coverage as if you were suing the other driver for damages.
Call our office at (561) 655-1990 or (800) 654-2024 to schedule a free consultation and to learn more about Florida’s uninsured motorist laws.